Posts Tagged 'healthcare'

Consider Your Spleen

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Mental_floss presents 7 facts about the spleen, that like the spleen itself, are mostly insignificant. At least, now you will know something about your spleen.

Get a spleenful HERE.

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How The Band-Aid Was Invented [video]

The Band-Aid Of The Future – VetiGel [video]

10 Weird Resuscitation Techniques From 200 Years Ago

dryrubbing-sMental_floss presented this list that started with “1. Rubs and marinades”, went on to “2. Sticks and whips” and “3. Blowing smoke”, and included 7 more techniques of old time medical practice.

If you have a cardiac arrest today, and are revived by the wonders of modern medicine, you should thank your lucky stars that you’re alive. You should also give thanks that your resuscitation took place today, rather than 200 years ago. Because back then, techniques of bringing back the dead were far less effective. And much more bizarre.

Read the entire article HERE.

 

 

How To Save On Drugs [comic]

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5 Things Nobody Tells You About Living in Japan

weird-japanese-smThis list on Cracked.com enumerates a few unexpected things about living in Japan. To sum it up – everyday life in Japan is not as high tech as most Americans imagine.

Read the list HERE

 

Spooky Abandoned Leper Colony in NYC [pics]

DailyMail reports –

Stairwells strewn with debris and walls crumbling slowly to dust, it is the island that New York forgot for 50 years. Now, in a series of extraordinarily eerie pictures, the lost world of North Brother – quarantine zone, leper colony and centre for drug addicts – has been brought back to life. It is hard to believe that these echoing corridors and abandoned halls were home to hundreds of patients – or that a criss-cross of tree-lined avenues were once roads. But the haunting quality of these pictures makes it easy to imagine that it was a place of indescribable misery, which one inmate compared to the notorious black hole of Calcutta.

View the photos and read more HERE


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